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Monica Hotel
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Cambrils
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed at the Monica Hotel 29/07/14 for two weeks. This was our first visit to the area,and of course there was an amount of trepidation surrounding us as we checked in.We had no personal recommendations and were purely guided by Tripadvisor. The whole experience was fantastic! The food(we were 1/2 board) was far better than we were entitled to expect. The location was as advertised-about 100 metres from the beach. The pool area is top drawer with enough sunbeds,some shaded areas and no reserving sunbeds with towels! Did I mention how good the food was? A different themed buffet every evening for two weeks.
Cambrils itself is very pretty with top beaches,nice shops, great eateries and lovely people. A plethora of daytrips to select from- we just used the local transport.
Back to the hotel; our room had lots of storage space and aircon that really worked,and worked all day in your absence;-none of this returning from the beach to sauna - like conditions with your room being hotter than the lift! One more time- the food was better than excellent! The staff were politeness itself, and our room was kept spotless says my OCD wife!
We will go back - couldn't find a fault!!!

Room Tip: Pool view is nice, but I don't think it really matters
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank james b
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2014

Good morning Mr. james b.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay at the hotel.

What can we add to your comment? We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your first stay in Cambrils and especially the Monica’s food. :) It is a pleasure to know that you want to come back.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards on behalf of all the staff.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Just returned from a week at Hotel Monica with my partner and 8 year year old son. I booked this hotel after all the good reviews of both the resort and hotel. I thought the accommodation, staff and food were excellent. The location is great as the hotel is in the resort centre and a very short stroll from the beach. I would definitely like to return to the Hotel Monica.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
3  Thank Adrian S
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Good morning Mr. Adrian S.

We are very glad to know that the hotel reached your expectations. :)

Thank you for taking the time to write about the hotel. It is a real pleasure to know that you want to come back.

We hope to see you soon.

Kind regards on behalf of all the staff.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Hotel Monica, has a fantastic location a short stroll to the sea in Cambrils.
Staff very helpful especially the evening barman who sings in the restaurant on his day off!

Not enought sun lounges, people get up early and put their towels on them despite a notice not to do so but this is not enforced, so difficult to get unless you're an early riser!

We had two rooms, a double and a triple. The triple seemed to be just another bed stuck in the room which left very little room.

Room Tip: We had rooms over looking the pool area.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Noel C
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2014

Good morning Mr. Noel C,

Thank you for writing about your stay at the hotel. We are sorry about the sun loungers; we do our best to avoid people keep them with towels. Nevertheless, we will try to enforce it.

As for the room, the room with capacity for three people is 18m2 plus 5m2-bathroom. However, beds are 1.05m each one plus the extra bed. We are sorry that it did not reach your expectations.

We will pass your words to the singer; we are very glad to know you liked his singing.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

A lovely costal resort mixture of old and new. Full of Spanish locals and Spanish holidaymakers. Hotel is fab, clean good location, friendly staff, great food ( but not if you like typical English food). If you go to town away from the tourist areas you can still get menu del dia with wine four €8. Bus Plano goes to Reus, Tarragonna, Pineda, Salou, port Aventura and Barcelona 2 mins walk from the hotel. The bus is cheap, regular and air conditoned. They do excursions too if you are that way inclined.

We love this hotel and we're not disappointed on our return visit. The food was lovely snd you can change from dinner to lunch if you want to sample the local restaurants. My husband especially loved the seafood evening.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Good morning Mrs. PopTourists,

We are glad to know that you loved Cambrils!
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the hotel. It is a pleasure to know that your husband enjoyed the seafood buffet so much.

We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Booked through Thomsons, after reading many positive reviews of this hotel. Supposedly a Superior Room, sleeping 3. Room was in no way big enough for 2 adults and a child, let alone 3 adults, as 3rd bed is a sofa bed. The 3 beds were so close together they were touching. No floor space between beds. We had to move bedside table to enable me to get in and out of bed, which meant that we could not use the bedside light. We did approach the Manager to ask if we could be moved, she said that she would if a bigger room became available. We also spoke to the Thomsons rep. We heard nothing more. Bathroom has no ventilation, so mould is inevitable, corners of bath were black, seal also was discoloured, not surprised as would be difficult to clean without getting into the bath to do it. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We booked half-board evening meal was hit and miss, breakfast was very good.We have stayed in 3 star hotels which have had larger rooms, and bathrooms. Would suggest that Thomsons make it clear in their description of the rooms, that space is very limited when fully occupied.

Room Tip: Be aware rooms will be cramped if fully occupied.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank gillk94
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Good morning Mrs. gillk94,

We are sorry that the room did not reach your expectations. The superior room you had is 18m2 (room space only, there is 5m2-toilet split into two and 4m2-terrace). However, beds are 1.05m each one plus the sofa bed. Those are our rooms with capacity for 3 people, and we are sorry you had not been properly informed about the meters of the room when you booked.

As for the ventilation, although some bathrooms have no windows, all of them have extractors. Nevertheless, we changed all the silicone around the bathtub; thank you for your advice.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We have just returned from our 3rd visit to the Monica Hotel in Cambrils and once again the hotel didn’t disappoint. The hotel suits up perfectly with excellent accommodation and service.

Staff:

All the staff at the hotel are efficient, friendly and helpful. The maid service keeps the room very clean and keeps the bathroom stocked, the restaurant staff are attentive without being intrusive and the service at the bar is first class. Everyone seems to want you to have a great holiday. The reception being the focal point for guests is run very efficiently, from the speedy booking in to resolving of any issues quickly and satisfactorily.

Accommodation:

We travel with Thompson but upgrade to a superior with roof terrace directly with the hotel. These rooms offer space and as well as a balcony have a private roof terrace with furniture and sun beds, this space is great if you want to get away from it all.

Restaurant:

The service in the restaurant is first class, the waiters and waitresses are a happy bunch and make you feel very welcome, you can spend a couple of hours enjoying your meal.
The food is varied with a good selection although we did feel that there was a higher proportion of sea food this time which meant a little less choice, not too much is put out at a time which means the food is fresh and warm and there is show cooking, you can have a steak, burger, fish etc cooked to your liking, a good selection of salad and vegetables are available. A good selection of sweets are also available. Rice and pasta are generally available. Breakfast is the usual choice with cereal, toast, variety of fried food, eggs three ways, salad, cold meats and cheeses and much more.

Other facilities:

The hotel has a small but adequate Gym and a Relax Centre where you can get a massage and many other treatments.

Grounds:

The garden is very nice with the pool and adequate sun loungers, the pool is very well maintained, the water is not heated but the temperature is such that it doesn’t take long to get used to it. The grass area is immaculately kept. Most nights the hotel puts out bean bags on staging with soft lighting and mood music under larger shades, this is very relaxing, a good place to take a cocktail.

The area:

Cambrils is still a very traditional area with local shops, the harbour and the very good restaurants, if you want to practice your language skills this is a good place to visit. The evenings are very interesting as the place is very busy with families eating out, this goes on quite late. A steady walk takes you to the Old Town, lots of history and the site for the weekly market. You can catch a bus to many locations from the main stop on the sea front, this is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel and Cambrils is on the main rail line, 1 hour 30min to Barcelona.

We look forward to our next visit in 2015. Thank you all at Hotel Monica.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a Superior for more space.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank twoandtwo
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

You are SUPER!

Good morning Mr. twoandtwo,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay at the hotel and especially for your lovely words about the staff. You are right, we want all our guests to have great holidays; this is our main goal!

As for the room, ¿do you like the new decoration of the roof terrace? We think turf is nicer than flagstone.

Regarding the garden by night, we call it Haima. It is our summer terrace with chill-out music and relaxing atmosphere. It is nice to know you like it.

We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel one more year; and it is great to know that you are going to come back in 2015.

Kind regards on behalf of all the staff and thanks again for your words.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Very nice hotel and in a good location. Very clean,nice rooms but small balconies. Went here with my son and my partner. Not a hotel I would take children too as full of old people. Food was good when we ate in hotel, but mainly ate out a all the lovely restaurants in Cambrils. The rooms would benefit from a kettle and also a main light as very dark.
I do prefer self catering but that is a personal preference .
Pool area kept very clean .
wouldn't stay here again as was like an old folks home

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank J F
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HotelMonica, Web-checker at Monica Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Good morning Mr. J F,

It is nice to know that you enjoyed your stay in Cambrils and its gastronomy.

As for the children, the hotel has no entertainment for them; actually, we have no entertainment a part from the singer once a week in the evenings, because guests ask for tranquillity.

Regarding the room, we really appreciate your pieces of advice and we took note about the light in order to improve it.

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at the hotel.

Kind regards,

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Additional Information about Monica Hotel

Address: Galceran Marquet 1, 43850 Cambrils, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Tarragona > Costa Dorada > Baix Camp > Cambrils
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cambrils
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cambrils
#1 Family Hotel in Cambrils
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Cambrils
Price Range: £59 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Monica Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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